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Friday, Oct. 25
It’s the last Port Moody Farmers’ Market of the season so be sure to buy some fresh produce and say goodbye to the vendors who have sold their goods outside the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.) since early June. The market runs from 3 to 7 p.m. Visit makebakegrow.com.
FOR THE PETS
The fifth annual haunted backyard — complete with a fake graveyard, witch’s circle, monster alley, spider forest and pumpkin patch — to raise food and money for the Coquitlam animal shelter runs tonight and tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m. at 486 McGill Dr. in Port Moody. Donations needed include Friskies pate and toys for cats; lean-cut dog food and toys for dogs; and, for rabbits, chew sticks, pellets and toys. Call 604-939-1552.
Take a ghost walk of Maillardville with a guide and join a mini psychic fair at Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam), hosted by the Canadian Paranormal Society and Earth’s Healing Hollow. The Coquitlam Heritage Society event runs 7 to 10 p.m. and costs $25. Register at 778-384-0088.
Hear the sounds from Cade Knudson at a Crossroads Coffeehouse concert at the Gathering Place (1100-2253 Leigh Sq., Port Coquitlam) in support of the Crossroads Hospice Society. Admission is $5 at the door; open stage is at 7:30 p.m. with Knudson headlining at 9 p.m. Call 6040944-8114.
Port Coquitlam’s Second Storey Theatre (201-2550 Shaughnessy St.) hosts Vamprov! tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. where a team of vampires will take on the humans in an improvised battle to rule the world. Tickets at $12/$10 are available by calling 778-285-0109 or visiting sstimprov.com.
Saturday, Oct. 26
Coquitlam residents will choose two out of 11 byelection candidates to fill the Coquitlam city council seats left vacant by Linda Reimer and Selina Robinson, who were elected as MLAs this past spring. Eleven polling stations are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call city hall at 604-927-3025 to find the station nearest to your home.
Coquitlam’s Mackin House Museum (1116 Brunette Ave.) will have a spooktacular afternoon for the family. Carve a pumpkin, taste some treats, show off your costume and enjoy the decorations in the heritage home from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Visit coquitlamheritage.ca.
Come dressed in costume for Port Coquitlam’s Halloween Howl Family Fun at Hyde Creek recreation centre (1379 Laurier Ave.) with a swim from 1 to 3 p.m., a carnival haunted house from 3 to 5 p.m. and a scarier haunted house for the older kids from 5 to 6 p.m. A small cost applies. Call 604-927-7946.
Celebrate the birth of HRH Prince George — and his christening this week — with the Tri-Cities’ branch of the Royal Society of St. George at the Port Coquitlam Legion (2675 Shaughnessy St.) from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. The non-profit group of ex-pats invites the public to play court whist and mark all things royal. Tickets at $25 are available by calling 604-464-3177 (no tickets are available at the door). Visit stgeorgebc.ca.
Sunday, Oct. 27
TRICK OR TREAT
The Coquitlam Farmers’ Market will wrap up its summer season with a Halloween party from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. that includes kids’ activities and treats for attendees. Dress in costume and join the parade at noon. Children can also trick-or-treat at participating market stalls in the Dogwood Pavilion parking lot (624 Poirier St.). Visit makebakegrow.com.
Club Bel Age hosts its annual fall fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Place Maillardville (1200 Cartier Ave., Coquitlam) with a garage sale and homemade goods on offer. A full breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Admission is free. Call 604-933-6169.
Get your blades on for a Halloween Skate at Port Coquitlam’s recreation complex (2150 Wilson Ave.) from noon to 4 p.m. Regular admission rates apply. Call 604-927-7970. And at the Port Moody recreation complex (300 Ioco Rd.), there will be a Halloween skate from 1 to 4:15 p.m., costing $3.50 per person. Call 604-469-4556.
TALES FROM MR. I
Place des Arts (1120 Brunette Ave., Coquitlam) hosts its Family Day at PdA with a Halloween Hoopla from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy the arts and crafts and sing-a-long at 2 p.m. with Mr. I. RSVP by calling 604-664-1636 or visiting placedesarts.ca.